Now I know that things are different than they were in Daddy's days
But I still believe what makes a man really hasn't changed
— Aaron Tippin
"You've Got To Stand For Something"
I woke up this Memorial Day morning thinking about 2 of my best friends, gone now. Both came back from Vietnam changed, some ways for the better, some ways for the worse. But Vietnam was the defining event of their lives. They were both men of honor, and at some core DNA level they believed in the United States as the greatest country on earth...a country worth sacrificing their you, worth dying for if necessary.
I honor their service and their lives, as I do the service, the lives — and the sacrifices — of all our Armed Forces, the men and women who guarantee our freedom.
And we as a country have failed them at a level that a few years ago I would have thought impossible.
Read this Memorial Day piece from Roger Simon...for those of us of a certain age, it's worth thinking about.